New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning category to trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts
Starting August 2, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by adding a “damage threat” tag to Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, similar to Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings.
Texas National Guard will start helping make border arrests
(AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he is ordering National Guard members to start helping make arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Texas reports first West Nile case of the year
Public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of illness caused by West Nile virus in 2021. The disease case, reported by Dallas County Health and Human Services, occurred in a resident of Dallas County.
Texas, Oklahoma submit request to join Southeastern Conference
Texas and Oklahoma have submitted a request to join the Southeastern Conference, with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey saying it would consider the request in the “near future.”
Arkansas governor, top lawmakers to meet on mask mandate ban
(AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he planned to meet with House and Senate leaders about growing calls to allow schools to require face masks as the state reported 23 more deaths from COVID-19.
Trump endorses Paxton for 3rd term as Texas attorney general
(AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Monday for election to a third term, in which Trump called the legally beleaguered incumbent “a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down.”